By Diane Lyn

The 136th MY Maryland State Fair is kicking off with Ridemania tonight! So what is new this year?

THE INNOVATION STATION STEM: The Farm and Garden Building North Room will be transformed into a wonderland of exciting hands-on educational activities: The Butterfly Encounter, The Agriculture Planetarium, Ethanol Remote Car Race Track, and more.

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN AN AG TEACHER Competition: Between FFA members vs. agriculture teachers and advisors, Friday, August 25, 6 PM, in the Cow Palace.

WORLD’S LARGEST Cow Tales®: Along with Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc plans to set a new world’s record by creating a Cow Tales® that measures approximately 10 feet in length! “We intend to produce the largest Cow Tales® anyone has ever seen,” stated Mitchell Goetze, CEO of Goetze’s Candy Co., Inc.

BANANA SPLIT COMPETITION: In honor of National Banana Split Day tomorrow, they will host a Banana Split Competition using local creamery’s ice cream and a variety of delectable toppings in the Cow Palace. First come, first served, while they last, at 2pm.

MY MARYLAND STATE FAIR CONCERT SERIES with live national concerts on the Racetrack Infield Stage:
HALESTORM, Grammy Award winning rock band, with opening act Baltimore’s own Fatally Yours, tomorrow night at 7 PM.
SABRINA CARPENTER with opening artist Alex Aiono, Saturday, August 26, 7 PM.


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